Friday, August 3, 2012

pulp clouds at longridge

 a wonderful and quite manageable trip
from the north country
(new hampshire)
 i saw these
 amish made field monsters
 but really sorghum (i think)
 and this morning i saw this
 and this
 and on the HUGE porch 
a nice, round japanese paper shade
processing daylilies
both dry and green
and hosta
 into pulp
 three blenders at once
 pulping abaca as well
 the winter sheep barn becomes 
a wonderful workshop space
and the exceptional hand skills 
of this wonderful group
proves to me that these five are ready to try
more pulps
more book structures
and tomorrow and sunday
look out!
we were 
overseen by three dogs
luna, kaylie, and finn
whose game leg is feeling better
thanks to the ministrations of nancy
who never forgets to take 
good care of everyone.
day one: 
one structure
four pulps
five papermakers!

6 comments:

ronnie said...

woo hoo - too many things to like.... haystacks... hosta stacks, (soon some paper stacks?)

*wish I was there*

0nesmallstitch said...

wish I could add my hosta and day lilies. it looks hot!

india flint said...

Sounds good. Over on the other coast we have been boiling paper too...but trying very hard NOT to make it pulp...

Velma said...

ronnie, yes, all three. though i think the haystacks are sorghum...not sure.
jean. it IS hot. moving a little slow, but the class are troopers.india, once we have our paper (so far everyone has made two sheets of daylily paper) we won't be boiling it!

susan bowers said...

I LOVE the photos ofthe 'haystacks' - notsure I can call them sorghum stacks as then they dont seem quite so poetic! Would love to be one of those there making gorgeous papers ...

Velma said...

india, what we want to avoid at all costs is wrongful pulp.
susan, i know...how about stooks? next time for papermaking, perhaps?

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